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Do not exempt under 18s (including school children) from self-isolating

Submitted by Anna Yates on Wednesday 30th June 2021

Published on Tuesday 6th July 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 6th January 2022

Current Signatures: 2,538
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2021 ~ August ~ Children ~ contact ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Defence ~ Government ~ Illness ~ Individuals ~ Long Covid ~ month ~ NHS ~ NHS Test ~ NHS Test and Trace ~ Old ~ Schools ~ Test and Trace ~ testing

Petition Action

Do not exempt under 18s (including school children) from self-isolating

Petition Details

The Government has said that from 16 August 2021, children under the age of 18 years old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. We believe current rules should be kept in place.

Additional Information

Current mitigations are clearly not effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. The best defence we have is to try and halt the spread by isolating pupils who have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19.

While children are at relatively low risk from serious covid illness, many unfortunately going on to suffer with long covid for many months, and the long-term effects of infection are not known.

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